bluesign® Collaborates With ISKO

The Swiss bluesign® company works together with the progressive global denim mill ISKO. With this collaboration, Ctrl+Z is ISKO’s latest innovation employing no virgin cotton, only recycled, and regenerated fibers: more durable, stronger, and now bluesign® APPROVED.

Partnering up brings the best of both companies in never seen innovative sustainable denim fabrics for the industry. The two industry heavyweights with many years of experience are ready to set a new standard in the always-changing and challenging denim industry.

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The Focus On The Collaboration

bluesign® and ISKO are raising the bar of what is to be expected to make the denim business better. Therefore, the collaboration between bluesign® and ISKO is focussed on investing from the very beginning to make the production, and the industry as a whole, more responsible, transparent, and ultimately sustainable.

It is a credential that bluesign® grants only to bluesign® SYSTEM PARTNERs, including manufacturers, that meet the strict safety and environmental requirements of the bluesign® CRITERIA such as ensuring production sites are safe for workers, reducing CO2 emissions and water consumption, as well as avoiding hazardous substances in production among many others.

This label is one of the hardest sustainability credentials to achieve, by one of the most trusted independent authorities in the denim world. As such, it speaks to the level of transparency of ISKO’s products and to the sustainable and innovative approach of the company. The leading denim ingredient brand and the full-service solutions system with a focus on sustainable chemistry have teamed up in a concerted effort to strengthen their partnership while promoting more sustainable textile production. The shared responsible values, top-class expertise, and advanced sustainable innovations exhibited by the two companies continue with their newest venture.

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bluesign® About Partnering With ISKO

Daniel Rüfenacht, CEO of bluesign® comments, “This collaboration, between two of the denim industry’s heavyweights, coupled with our bluesign® SYSTEM for eliminating hazardous chemicals and reducing environmental impacts, demonstrates that the solutions to develop a high-quality, more sustainable, and accessibly priced product is possible within the fashion industry at scale. We are thrilled to see this collaboration come to life and look forward to seeing more products using bluesign® APPROVED ISKO materials in the future.”

“The importance of developing recycled denim using responsible chemicals and processes cannot be underscored enough. The negative impacts of this section of the industry are well-documented. But ISKO’s continued focus on advancing innovations in denim textiles, while adhering to bluesign’s high standards, demonstrates how partnerships can work holistically.”

bluesign® At Denim Première Vision

Find out more about bluesign® DENIM at their panel talk at Denim PV by Denim Première Vision. Go to the panel tak here!

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Written by Wouter Munnichs
I'm the founder of Long John. Next to running this daily magazine, I'm working as a freelance denim specialist for the industry. Titled as 'Denim Influencer 2020' by Rivet 50. Celebrated my 10th anniversary with Long John in 2021.